Joseph Mascolo

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  • Birth Place: West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Planned to study orchestral conducting in college and was a candidate for a Fulbright Scholarship, until a drama teacher suggested he try acting.
  • Played clarinet with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York for two years to support himself while studying acting with Stellar Adler.
  • First major stage role was in A View From the Bridge with Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.
  • Made TV history when he appeared on a 1974 episode of All in the Family and became the first person, other than Archie, to sit in Archie Bunker's beloved chair.
  • Days of Our Lives writer Pat Falcon-Smith created the villain Stefano DiMera for him after seeing him on the 1981 mini-series The Gangster Chronicles.
  • Won Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villain in 1984, 1985 and 1987.
  • Appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful from 2001-06 before reprising his role as Stefano on Days of Our Lives in 2007.
  • Has a road in Ocilla, Ga., named after him in appreciation for his charity work.


  • Peter Mascolo — Father
  • Anna Mascolo — Mother
  • Peter Mascolo — Son
  • Rose Maimone — Wife (deceased)
  • Patricia Schultz — Wife


  • Attended University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States; attended United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, United States


  • Birth Place: West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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